You're Not A Loam

from by Nicole Campbell

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A clay soil wants to be a loam soil, which is better for growing crops. But the clay can't deny it's true identity, and it comes to terms with that in this song.


Sometimes I feel, like I'll cling to anything
Like I'm easily molded
Sometimes I feel like dirt
Like I don't mean a thing to a "sole"

There was a man, who looked over my lands
I was the very ground he walked on
Then one day he took me in his hands
And as I slipped through his fingers he looked at me and said

You're not a loam, you're not a loam
This just isn't my day, you look more like a clay
You're not a loam, x3
You can't help me to grow, I don't want you I don't
You're not a loam

He said that I would suffocate all the dreams
That he laid into the soil at his feet
He needs somewhere to plant his seeds
He said I don't know how you got inside my boundaries

He said you're Clay, I'm Achin' to change what you are
Cuz what you have to offer won't get me too far
And if I was a different man, this isn't how it'd go,
But these hands weren't made for sculpting, this farmer needs to grow


So you think you know me, you think that you can group me
Let me tell you a little bit about myself
I'm grounded, I'm dirty, walk all over me I'm sturdy
I know where I came from, foundation of stone


Well I don't need you to want me, but you left your footprints on me x4


from Science, track released December 1, 2009



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